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Headlines for July 16, 2019


CBC Manitoba
University severs ties with researcher who was escorted out of National Microbiology Lab
The University of Manitoba has cut ties with a researcher until an RCMP investigation is complete. Dr. Xiangguo Qiu is a medical doctor and virologist, and was an adjunct professor in the university’s department of medical microbiology.

National Post
Dismissal and investigation by RCMP of Winnipeg co-inventor of Ebola drug stuns colleagues
In the U.S., security agencies have recently put a magnifying glass on researchers and students with ties to China, amid espionage fears.

Globe and Mail
Academics pledge to fly less due to environmental impact of air travel
At Concordia University, the entire geography department recently adopted a flying-less policy.

Brampton Guardian
MPP still wants Brampton university despite provincial government’s funding withdrawal
Brampton South PC MPP Prabmeet Sarkaria said he still wants a university campus in Brampton despite his government’s decision last October to axe funding for a previously planned Ryerson University satellite campus.

Peterborough Examiner
Technology developed at Trent University cleaning up oilsands tailing ponds
$3.1M in federal funding announced to help Indigenous-owned Carbonix to scale up operations.

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